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Special ed. alumni cited for early research success

A pair of College of Education alumni have been selected for prestigious national honors from the Council for Exceptional Children for their outstanding research. Brian Boyd won the 2016 Distinguished Early Career Research Award and recent graduate Elizabeth Bettini won […]


UF online graduate education rated best in nation

The UF College of Education is America’s best online master’s degree program, according to U.S. News and World Report. About 1,750 students are enrolled in 160 online courses.


COE international students honored for academics, service

Four UF College of Education international students ­– Nari Choi, Sungur Gurel, Ahyea (Alice) Jo, and Yasemin Sert ­­– were recently honored with a Certificate of Outstanding Academic Achievement by the university’s International Center.  The annual award recognizes international undergraduate and […]


PhD candidate in elite company after winning national honor for aiding exceptional children

Crystal Crowe Bishop, a University of Florida doctoral candidate in special education, joined some illustrious company with College of Education ties after receiving the 2013 J. David Sexton Doctoral Student Award from the Division for Early Childhood of the international […]


Faculty pair awarded annual research grant from College of Education

UF faculty co-researchers Jacqueline Swank and Joseph Gagnon will share the College of Education’s 2013-2014 College Research Incentive Fund Award. The annual CRIF grants are awarded to faculty with promising research projects that are likely to attract additional funding in […]


COE researchers out in force at AERA’s massive annual meeting

(Click here for PDF listing of UFCOE presentations) For years, the massive annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association has been a hotbed of the latest research and new ideas about teaching-and-learning practices and policies. This year, some 65 […]


UF education researchers recognized at state research conference

Several University of Florida education researchers were honored at this year’s Florida Educational Research Association annual meeting, hosted last month by the College of Education at UF’s Hilton Conference Center Hotel. Walter Leite, an associate professor of research and evaluation […]


GAINESVILLE SUN, INDEPENDENT FLORIDA ALLIGATOR: CEDAR Center

Gainesville Sun, Independent Florida Alligator, WUFT-FM Radio, Sunshine State News, Education Week, American Institutes for Research, SiloBreaker.com 10-1-12 CEDAR Center The Gainesville Sun, along with the Independent Florida Alligator, WUFT-FM Radio, Sunshine State News, Education Week, American Institutes for Research, […]


New Fien Professor finding ways to reduce disruptive classroom behavior

Disruptive, anti-social behavior in the classroom—such as openly defying the teacher’s instructions or bullying a classmate—has been a major concern of school systems for years. Studies show the single most common request for assistance from teachers is related to behavior […]


Award reflects McCray’s rise as top scholar in special education

A diverse and potent research agenda—focusing on (of course) diversity and equity along the teacher-education pipeline—has helped University of Florida special education instructor Erica McCray win a 2012 UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. The awards, presented by the university’s […]


FLORIDA TODAY: James McLeskey

Florida Today (Cocoa) 7-6-12 James McLeskey (special education) Florida Today daily newspaper for the Cocoa area quoted McLeskey in a story on the Florida Education Department’s inclusion of disabled students and English Language Learners in their statewide school assessment measure.


UF launches $1.5 million effort to restructure teacher-preparation programs

Aided by a $1.5-million federal grant, the University of Florida has announced plans to restructure the College of Education’s special education teacher-preparation program to meet increasingly higher national standards for new teachers. Like many American education colleges, UF is revamping […]


’08 PhD graduate wins Initial Research Award

Todd Haydon, a 2008 UF doctoral graduate in special education, is one of two recipients of the second annual Ted Carr Initial Research Award, presented by the international Association for Positive Behavior Support. Haydon is an assistant professor in the School […]


COE student awarded Korean Honor Scholarship

Yujeong Park, a UF doctoral student in special education, is one of 25 Korean and Korean-American graduate students nationwide to receive the 2011 Korean Honor Scholarship for high academic achievement and noteworthy extracurricular activities. The Republic of Korea government created […]